Sunday 16 June 2013

Indian Industry Global Leaders

In what’s being seen as the largest M&A deal in India’s automotive history, Apollo Tyres has announced it will acquire US-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in an all cash transaction valued at $2.5 billion or around Rs 14,500 crore.

The deal is larger than Tata Motor’s $2.3 billion Jaguar - Land Rover acquisition, which will propel Apollo from 16th to 7th spot among the biggest tyre companies in the world. With this Kanwar joins a select group of Indian businessmen who are part of the top league whose brief profiles are given below. They are leaders in their sectors.

Mukesh Ambani
Company: Reliance Industries    Industry: Polyester fibre & yarn
Rank: 1   Capacity: 2.5 million tonnes.

Brij Mohan Lall
Company: Hero Motocorp    Industry: Two-wheeler
Rank: 1   Capacity: 6.2 million units.

Anand Mahindra
Company: Mahindra & Mahindra   Industry: Tractors
Rank: 1    Capacity: 236,000 units

Kumar Mangalam Birla
Company: Aditya Birla Nuvo    Industry: Carbon Black
Rank: 1   Capacity: 2 million tonnes.

Anil Agarwal
Company: Hindustan Zinc     Industry: Zinc
Rank: 1    Capacity: 1 million tonne.

Baba Kalayani
Company: Bharat Forge     Industry: Forging
Rank: 2   Turnover: Rs 3,249 crore.

Sunil Mittal
Company: Bharati Airtel    Industry: Telecom
Rank: 4    User base: 272 million.

Cyrus Mistry
Company: Tata Motors    Industry: Commercial vehicles
Rank: 4    Capacity: 600,000 units.

Narayana Murthy
Company: Infosys    Industry: IT
Rank: 8    Revenues: Rs 36, 765 crore.


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